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Bus Bus Maintenance Community In the News

Friends turn retired bus into RV, drive across U.S. 

Posted by Kathy Graul | Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2:00:00 PM
Have you ever thought about what it would be like to turn something unconventional into a house? How about a Metro Transit bus? That's exactly what a couple of friends from the Twin Cities did this summer before embarking on a journey in the [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance Community

Introducing aspiring mechanics to a career in transit 

| Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:00:00 AM
When Tony Harmon was in high school, he knew he wanted a career that involved computers. But after graduation, he found himself working at an auto repair shop where his days were largely spent performing oil changes. After 18 [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance Community In the News

Old buses get new life 

| Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
A 12-year-old bus with more than 400,000 miles might not sound like a dream come true. But for Ann Kay and Bill Jones, it represents just that. The Minnetonka duo recently purchased a retired Metro Transit bus to use as a mobile computer lab that [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance

Nurturing a new generation of mechanics 

| Friday, April 18, 2014 11:40:00 AM
Among Kevin Hendrickson’s classmates, buses weren’t exactly top of mind. Instead, those enrolled with him in Hennepin Technical College’s Medium/Heavy Truck Technology program largely thought their careers would involve working on [...]
Bus Bus Maintenance Safety

More maintenance, more miles 

| Thursday, August 29, 2013 1:03:00 PM
Judging strictly by appearances, the 1984 Ford tow truck kept at the Martin J. Ruter Garage in Brooklyn Center may not seem particularly noteworthy. But the truck has a distinct honor: it is the oldest vehicle in Metro Transit’s fleet. After [...]
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